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Helen Mirren returning to Broadway as Queen Elizabeth II
Helen Mirren returning to Broadway as Queen Elizabeth II

Helen Mirren will once again assume the conservative dresses, crisp diction and distinctive hairdo of Queen Elizabeth II when she reprises her role as the British monarch in a Broadway run of "The Audience," which is scheduled to open March 8 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in New York. Mirren previously appeared in "The Audience" last year on London's West End, winning an Olivier Award for her performance. The play, by Peter Morgan, imagines the ritual closed-door meetings between the queen and the many prime ministers who have served under her. Morgan -- who wrote the screenplay for the movie "The Queen," for which Mirren won an Oscar -- updated...

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